I accidentally posted a question without being logged in. Is there a way to associate that question with my account?

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a.k.a. How can you link a registered account to a cookie-based account?
a.k.a. How do I merge an unregistered account with a registered account
a.k.a. Merging users
a.k.a. How do I associate anonymous questions I’ve asked with my registered account?
a.k.a. Is there a way to claim an unregistered user?
(in case anyone searches with those terms)


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To merge any two accounts, follow the procedure outlined on the "User Merge" help page:

I accidentally created two accounts; how do I merge them?

If you have two accounts that you would like to join together, please sign into either account, visit the contact form and select ‘I need to merge user profiles’. After you contact us, the Stack Exchange Team will reach out to verify that you own both accounts. If we can confirm your ownership, we will initiate a merge.

If you can't remember how to log in, go here and enter the email address you used to create the account you are trying to sign into.

If you're into URL modification, you can just go directly to https://$site/help/merging-accounts. For example, https://stackoverflow.com/help/merging-accounts, https://english.stackexchange.com/help/merging-accounts, and so on.

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    When I put the link for my unregistered account, SE does not go through and keeps telling me to provide the missing URL. Is it a bug or am I doing something wrong?
    – a_sid
    Commented May 21, 2023 at 20:58
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    @a_sid because you deleted it. Commented Dec 13, 2023 at 12:55

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